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This Boat is Impossible to Capsize
www.popularmechanics.com ^ | Feb 18, 2018 204 | By Sophie Weiner

Posted on 02/20/2018 10:43:53 AM PST by Red Badger

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To: JewishRighter

“pretty cool, but in todays navy, does it have self repairing engines?”

...and collision avoidance redundancies?

No but they come with tissues to wipe their tears


21 posted on 02/20/2018 11:03:22 AM PST by al baby (May the Forceps be with you Hi Mom Its a Joke friends)
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To: PJBankard

Agreed. As somebody who spent much of a career proving convincingly on the ground to customers that things will work in space the way they are supposed to work, I’m very sensitive to test design and documentation being crucial parts of the exercise.


22 posted on 02/20/2018 11:03:39 AM PST by SFConservative
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23 posted on 02/20/2018 11:04:53 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: jerod
Well, they're both built in Ireland. But beyond that there's not a lot in common.

The narration implies that if the cabin seal breaks this boat would flood and sink like any other if it capsizes. The video from inside, with passengers strapped to their seats, did look like a thrilling ride.

24 posted on 02/20/2018 11:04:53 AM PST by katana
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To: grobdriver

I was wondering the same thing. It sure looks like some out-of-shot device (aka a crane) is giving a little “yank” on that cable at the start of the video.


25 posted on 02/20/2018 11:05:01 AM PST by WayneS (An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last. - Winston Churchill)
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To: jerod

Another word or three ... cabin door seals!


26 posted on 02/20/2018 11:06:21 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine (We)
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To: Red Badger

I’ll bet old Quint, Brody and Hooper wished they’d had one of these babies.


27 posted on 02/20/2018 11:06:42 AM PST by RandallFlagg (Vote for your guns!)
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To: IronJack

Correct.

“If you’re outside when the storm starts, you’re STAYING outside!”


28 posted on 02/20/2018 11:07:14 AM PST by WayneS (An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last. - Winston Churchill)
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To: RandallFlagg

Gonna need a BIGGER SHARK!................


29 posted on 02/20/2018 11:07:40 AM PST by Red Badger (Wanna surprise? Google your own name. Wanna have fun? Google your friends names......)
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To: Red Badger
Geeesh, I don't know where to start. First, it may not stay capsized but hours constantly upside down then back again will probably drown the crew below decks, NOTHING stays watertight, NOTHING.

They rolled the boat in a nice calm harbor, try that in 20 ft sustained seas for 12 hours, or like I did, a full week on a USCG 95' patrol boat in 12-15' seas. I can appreciate their effort but overconfidence in your boat will make you take chances that you shouldn't.

30 posted on 02/20/2018 11:08:52 AM PST by New Perspective (Proud father of a son with Down Syndrome and fighting to keep him off Obama's death panels.)
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31 posted on 02/20/2018 11:09:42 AM PST by Red Badger (Wanna surprise? Google your own name. Wanna have fun? Google your friends names......)
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To: Red Badger

Technically that capsized, it just also uncapsized. Small comfort if you were on the boat at the start, because you probably won’t be at the end. Also I question naming a boat after the one in War of the Worlds.


32 posted on 02/20/2018 11:11:07 AM PST by discostu (Lick here [ ] you might be one of the lucky 25.)
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To: relictele
And does it have service women who fall pregnant within 2 months of deployment?

If it capsizes I'm sure they'll fall on a lot of things, but landing directly on a penis would be a bit of a crap shoot.

33 posted on 02/20/2018 11:15:41 AM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: Red Badger

meh.... Capsizing is a pretty low risk.. I’ll keep what I have for the comfortable space and ride.. Albemarle 32EX


34 posted on 02/20/2018 11:16:55 AM PST by Damifino (The true measure of a man is found in what he would do if he knew no one would ever find out.)
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To: Jim 0216

It was not. The ship did not have watertight bulkheads up to the main deck. The design flaw was corrected in the two sister ships. I believe the evidence suggests that the Titanic still would have sunk with water tight bulkheads but it would have taken many more hours.


35 posted on 02/20/2018 11:17:03 AM PST by Maine Mariner
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36 posted on 02/20/2018 11:19:28 AM PST by Jim 0216
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To: Red Badger

can the self-righting mechanism be applied to people too? wouldnt that be useful.


37 posted on 02/20/2018 11:20:28 AM PST by thinkliberty64
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To: Maine Mariner

Thanks but it was a tongue-in-cheek comment on my part. I thought it was kind of obvious the cabin wasn’t watertight.


38 posted on 02/20/2018 11:23:59 AM PST by Jim 0216
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To: dblshot

Late ‘80’s or early 90’s, right? I remember the tests in New Orleans East. The boat yard had trouble getting the Coast Guard to certify test completion because they could never keep it inverted long enough to officially declare the test had started.


39 posted on 02/20/2018 11:26:40 AM PST by Pecos (Better the one you have with you than the one you left at home.)
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To: Red Badger

Something about an unsinkable ship and an iceberg comes to mind.


40 posted on 02/20/2018 11:33:33 AM PST by rdl6989
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